Dave Madden at Strings in the Woods Tickets

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Mary Moore Searight Park

704 Decker Prairie

Austin, TX 78748

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GET TICKETS for Strings in the Woods featuring Dave Madden with Will Taylor and Karen Mal

$20 suggested donation for concert .
$30 for the guided walk and concert [See the walk]

Dave Madden is the rare combination of accomplished songwriter and masterful multi-instrumentalist. His peers consider him a “musician’s musician”. He is an alum of the illustrious TED organization, having performed and presented a striking dissertation on music theory at TEDxNapaValley in 2015.

Dave equally enjoys creating his own music and collaborating with others. He has been hired to perform with a diverse range of world-class artists, from reggae-pop favorite Michael Franti to legendary rock icon Steve Miller, from platinum-selling band Fastball to Mark Mothersbaugh, co-founder of Devo.

The Austin-American Statesman declares, “Like summer, it would be nice if Madden's choruses lasted forever.” In the midst of a singer/songwriter sea of throaty voices, Dave Madden is a pleasant surprise. A talented guy, yes: His songs are catchy, yet fraught with meaning.

About your host Will Taylor

I grew up here and I know secret wild spots and stories about Austin that most don't. I've been a professional violinist and Austin music icon for over 20 years. I've played with folks such as Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Gary Clark Jr., and more. I'm a lover of the outdoors and the magic of bringing people into nature for life-changing moments of connection and musical bliss. I have been a concert presenter of 18 years.

What we’ll do
I'll take you on the only nature and acoustic music immersion experience currently in Austin. The experience will include a private guided walk to a natural acoustic concert spot on a private greenbelt or public park. You'll learn a few fun and interesting facts about history, nature, and scenery.

Acoustic music interludes along the route will be provided by Will Taylor like this.

See our intro video and more here or get on the update list at StringsintheWoods.com


We had a very unique experience and ended up with a private date with the pair of hosts. We got to know each other and loved the led mediatiation and private concert. We loved the music, as we are music lovers and the knowledge of nature duing the hike. We brought our little pups along and they were very understanding and accomodating, stopping for rest and water and even brought us to a spot they could take a quick dip to cool off in the water. We loved it and recommend to others. It was a nice date night trying something new and different. - Missy

This was a unique and special trip through time and nature, away from the hustle and bustle of automobiles and ever present screen proliferation. It is a very beautiful park in itself, but even better when you add the wonderful music, in a timeless retreat from now to any point in history with string music, you lose track of time and get closer to nature. Will and Karen were great guides, knowledgeable and thoughtful, and very talented. - Vernon

Will took us on a musical journey in nature that was incredible and therapeutic. We had a small group and hiked along a trail that was fairly leveled due to one of the hiker’s physical condition. Along the way Will made sure all of us were taken care of and having a good time. We were later joined by another amazing musician/cellist Charles. The only downside to this trip is that whenever I’m hiking now I miss Will and his gang of musicians. I’ve been spoiled. Next time I will bring my teenage kids. - Cassandra

Read more here.

Strings in the Woods AustinBob Livingston and Will Taylor at Strings in the Woods


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend carpooling or taking a rideshare.

What can I bring into the event?

A picnic, camp chair, and water. Please don’t bring pets

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Wil 512-589-8749

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?



Imagine if you could find your favorite Austin Musicians playing in creek beds, beside a towering cliff, or at sunset in an open field.

It might be Redd Volkaert or Guy Forsyth or someone brand new to you.


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Milktoast Millie - Nov. 16th Mary Moore Searight Park RSVP

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